2018 Goals – Life & Blogging

2018 Goals

It’s 2018! My benefits and vacation time has rolled over and my head is full of new dreams and aspirations for this year. I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas & new years eve. How did you ring in the new year!? Let me know in the comments!

In my last post I gave you guys a little update on what my year was like in 2017 and what goals I met and didn’t achieve. I try not to set “resolutions” as that makes any goals I set sound incredibly final and stresses me out if I’m not on track. Any goals I set are guidelines for how I want to shape my life. Here’s my 2018 Goals:

2018 Blogging Goals

2018 Blogging Goals

  • Reach 2k on Always Cleia!
  • Continue to Network with other bloggers
  • Buy a DSLR
  • Start thinking about SEO optimization
  • post 3-4 times a week in the first quarter of the year, then bump to 4-5
  • Create a media Kit
  • Start reaching out to brands for collabs
  • Grow my instagram to 1k

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2018 Makeup Goals

  • Get better at a smokey eye
  • Learn to do a cut crease
  • Perfect my winged liner
  • Buy swatch stencils
  • Create a better storage solution for my makeup collection

2018 Health Goals2018 Health Goals

  • Maintain my 4-5 days a week workout schedule
  • Try out the Crossfit gym by my house
  • Go rock climbing
  • Go on a ski/snowboard trip
  • Continue to try 2+ new recipes a month!
  • Take care of myself to avoid burn out

2018 Financial Goals

2018 Financial Goals

  • Save towards a downpayment on a house
  • Winter Low Buy
  • Open my first RRSP

2018 Personal Goals

2018 Personal Goals

  • Read 25 books this year
  • Play my guitar once a week
  • Do my vocal warm ups twice a week
  • Write my album
  • Finish the first draft of my Fantasy Novel before August
  • Take a photography course

Are you setting any 2018 goals?

Thanks for reading. Please share with me your goals for 2018 in the comments below! If you enjoyed this post please like, subscribe, and sign up for email post notifications on the sidebar. HAPPY NEW YEAR <3



  1. January 27, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Love your goals! Good luck! <3

  2. January 11, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I’ve always wondered about doing a cut crease but I don’t think it’d look good with my eye shape.
    I learned about swatching stencils recently and I’m bummed it wasn’t an earlier discovery!
    Good luck with all your goals for 2018!

  3. lifeofangela
    January 10, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    Great goals! Good luck on them all Cleia! I’d also love to do a photography course sometime πŸ™‚

    • January 12, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thanks Angela! I hope you are able to one day! πŸ“·

  4. January 10, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    These are some really awesome ideas. I hope you accomplish your goals and anything else you set out to achieve.

    • January 12, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you, You as well! ❀

  5. January 10, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    These are all great goals! Let us know how you get along creating a media kit, I’d love to know more about them. And how you do reaching out to brands πŸ™‚ x

    • January 12, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I discovered that there are media kit templates you can use on Canva.com, I’m working on one!

  6. January 10, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    If your looking for a budget friendly DSLR, Nikon has a great one for about $300. It takes a while to learn the settings, but it’s so fun once you get comfortable with it πŸ’—

    • January 10, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ve heard nikon is great for dslrs. I’m currently looking at the canon T6i just because it’s got a flip screen but I don’t know if I want to spend that kind of money yet

  7. January 10, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Omg. I didn’t even know swatch stencils was a thing. My mind is blown and I need some in my life!
    Wonderful goals! I feel like these will all be a challenge for you, but are all still reasonable and reachable. Good luck with your 2018 goals, can’t wait to see what you achieve this year!

    • January 10, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Haha they are! That’s how a lot of insta accounts have these beautiful swatches, you can buy them @ polishedvino.com 😁
      Exactly, I’ll have to stay focused! Good luck to you too this year with everything you want to achieve ☺

      • January 10, 2018 / 3:56 pm

        I always thought that those Insta accounts spent time drawing their swatches into a rectangle. LOL goes to show how much out of the loop I am. Thanks for the link! πŸ™‚
        You’re gonna kill it this year!

        • January 10, 2018 / 4:16 pm

          Haha me too, and then I noticed that several different accounts had the same feather swatches. I only found this out in the past few months, don’t worry!

  8. Abbie Gaunt
    January 10, 2018 / 9:38 am

    You go gal !! Also, what do you use to take photos? They’re so pretty!

    • January 10, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      The lap top & desk photos are stock images from Pexel so no photo credit is needed.They have a ton of usable photos.

      Anything makeup related on my blog has been taken with my android Nexus 5 phone πŸ˜… I use my own photos for all my regular beauty content but I occasionally throw in a few stock images for “blogging” related content!

  9. curioussoul56
    January 10, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Love your article, your determination and goals!

    • January 10, 2018 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you! Have a wonderful 2018 ❀

  10. January 10, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Good luck meeting your goals! I’m sure you will reach them in no time xx

    • January 10, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you! Good luck to you as well this year 😊

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